Places to visit in Vagamon
Vagamon or Wagamon is a hill station located on the border of Kottayam-Idukki district in Kerala. Experiencing cool climate, with the temperature between 10 and 23 °C during a summer midday. Discovered by British, it is situated 1,100 metres above sea level and found the place ideal for tea plantations. Still away from the influence of commercialization, the sleepy town has some of the beautiful places to visit in the lush green meadows with enchanting pine forests, mists, fogs, trees, and waterfall that is striking.
This shrine of St. Mary is a famous pilgrim centre located not far from the place. The consecrated shrine present here is brought from the famous Velankanni Mother Church at Velakannni in Tamil Nadu.
This is a Christian Pilgrimage Center and a Monastery. The great prayer Hall here is used for prayer and meditation. Attached to it here are a few spectacular diary farms.
Peermade was the hub of British tea trade during the colonial period. The remnants of the colonial rule and European buildings make this spot historically significant.
This is a centre of Muslim pilgrimage.There is an ancient cave through which you can walk kilometres and experience the thrill of cave life, where the ancestors once lived before the dawn of civilisations.
Parumthupara Suicide point
From the steep rocky ledge, ten kilometres from High Valley Resorts is the most attractive spot in the High Ranges. Trekking to this mountain will be an enchanting experience for adventure and nature lovers.
At far distances, you can see the Makara Jyothi, the holy light during festival season. It is a calm and quite place where you can experience the cool and fresh breeze.
These were the holiday homes of the Maharaja of Travancore. During the summer seasons, the Kings who once ruled Travancore resided in these summer palaces.
Elaveezha Poonchira, a hill station near Melukavu Mattom, 60 km from Kottayam is gaining importance. Located among three beautiful hillocks Mankunnu, Kudayathoormala and Thonippara, Poonchira is a place of picturesque charm. Legends say that the pool here was a bathing place for Panchali, the legendary princess of the Holy book, Mahabharata. The beautiful valleys of Poonchira are spread across thousands of acres.
Elaveezha Poonchira means a valley where leaves don’t fall and are named so because the place has no trees. It is also one of the best places in Kerala to witness both the sunrise and sunset.